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“Fabulous!”

Pre-Columbian Art Museum
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Pre-Columbian Art Museum Tour with Dinner
Ranked #22 of 170 things to do in Cusco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

After having visited the wonderful Lorca Museum in Lima, we thought that this 'sister' museum might be a bit of a disappointment. Totally wrong . The collection here is totally unique and fabulous. Along with the terrific collection, each piece has a wonderful description unlike anything I've seen in another museum. Hard to describe but I would say the descriptiond made each piece come alive.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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“Amazing collection, well presented”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

For starters, the quantity and quality of artifacts is simply amazing. I find it hard to believe that a private collector was able to amass a collection of this magnitude. The presentations are also well done, with multi language explanations of each exhibit, so that you learn a lot about the culture and the use of each artifact. I am not a big fan of museums, but this one is a "must see" exhibit. By the way, don't miss the erotica collection, which is housed in a separate building. It turns out the early inhabitants of the area were a bit bawdy and had a sense of humor.

Visited November 2013
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Rocky Harbour
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“Outstanding collection”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Certainly the best museum in Cusco in terms of presentation and interpretation. The focus is primarily on ceramics, but what insight they provide into the pre-Incan cultures!

Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Cute and interesting”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Interesting short overview of the history of the area. Cute little building, well worth the hour it takes to see every item

Visited November 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Small taste from the Larco Museum”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

If you can't make it to the Larco museum in Lima this is a must see. A very small sample of what is available in the Larco museum.

Many Incan items which are in short supply due to the large amount melted down or removed from the area.

Visited November 2013
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